Today on Ecléctico you're listening to the Brazilian group Os Amantes. They combine tropicália tradition with modern moves for a sound that's identifiably Brazilian and experimental pop, at the same time. You'll go deeper with an excerpt from an article by Ana Clara Ribeiro on Sounds and Colours.
"Colchão" by Os Amantes
2021 | Experimental indie pop group from Brazil
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Singer Jaloo and instrumental duo Strobo (Leo Chermont and Arthur Kunz) cook up delicious Brazilian flavours in the debut album of their joint project Os Amantes.
Maria Bethânia, Gal Costa, and Caetano Veloso are amongst the group’s inspirations for the album, and they’re felt in each song and in the work as a whole. But Os Amantes, who all hail from Pará, go further than that, encompassing even more genres and influences from Brazilian popular culture, music, and folklore. If the tropicália movement (of which Costa and Veloso were a part of, in the late 1960s) introduced the electric guitar to Brazilian music, Os Amantes bring paraense guitar from guitarrada (the genre, born in the State of Pará, is a combination of other local genres such as carimbó, with merengue, soca, and more). It can be heard in [the songs] “Linda” and “Colchão”.
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